The Delhi Cabinet has given the green light to hike the auto-rickshaw fares from existing Rs 8 per km to Rs 9.5 per km, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Friday.
The base fare will be Rs 25 for first 1.5 km instead of existing limit of 2 km as per the revised new auto-rickshaw rate, the Minister tweeted.
He, however, did not mention the exact date since when the new fare would be implemented.
Gahlot said the waiting charges of 75 paisa per minute would be applicable for every minute when vehicle is stationary or stuck in traffic or moving slow. There is no change in night charges and the luggage charges. The Aam Aadmi Party government will issue a notification to this effect soon.
He said the last revision in the auto-rickshaw fare was done in 2013.
In 2013, the Delhi government had hiked the fares of auto-rickshaws by 25 per cent, keeping in view the increase in prices of CNG and spare parts. The base fare of auto then was raised from Rs 19 for the first 2 km to Rs 25 and the fare for every subsequent kilometre was raised from Rs 6.5 to Rs 8.
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